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Seed Planting

Seed Planting

Many of our residents have previously had a lovely garden and we have a large outdoor space at our home that has a number of planters in which bloom over the summer.

In preparation for this we have recently spent time planting seeds and decorating some pots so that they are ready for transplantin...

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Wednesday 27th February 2019 8:30am

Residents Enjoy Some Jungle Themed Painting

Residents Enjoy Some Jungle Themed Painting

Residents had a relaxing morning doing some jungle themed painting. From different wild plants to different wild animals our residents had the opportunity to paint a range of colourful creations.

The big happy smile on their faces was priceless as they painted away. Our residents approached thei...

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Friday 22nd February 2019 1:35pm

Trip Out Shopping & For Lunch

Trip Out Shopping & For Lunch

Chris & David headed out shopping with Activities Jackie & enjoyed a thick-cut bloomer bread double bacon sandwich with coffee while David treated himself to a full and hearty English breakfast of smoked bacon, hash browns, baked beans, eggs, grilled tomatoed and French toast.
They were bot...

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Wednesday 20th February 2019 8:49am

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

We always do something a little special for Valentine's day with our residents and this year, we went around to give each resident a small gift.

The team turned up with red roses for every resident and took time to go around the home, distributing them to each person. The roses went down very wel...

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Tuesday 19th February 2019 10:16am

Baking Some Tasty Gingerbread Treats!

Baking Some Tasty Gingerbread Treats!

Residents Louise and Annie have been busy baking some yummy gingerbread treats!
 
To prevent any possible winter blues and warm up the home, we put together a tasty gingerbread recipe made from traditional ingredients. The smell from the baking filled the entire home and so many resident...

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Tuesday 12th February 2019 9:09am

Exercise Through Giant Skittles!

Exercise Through Giant Skittles!

Exercise is extremely important and at The Island Residential Home, we do not do things by halves!

This week some of those exercises came in the form of a giant game of skittles! Our residents bowled the afternoon away with a friendly and competitive game.
All got involved in the action,...

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Wednesday 30th January 2019 9:30am

Residents Show Their Artistic Side!

Residents Show Their Artistic Side!

With aprons and paint brushes at the ready, and big smiles on their faces, our residents enjoyed a painting session where they made some artwork to display in the activities room at the home.

Many of the drawings were elements from the outdoors such as different types of plants an...

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Monday 28th January 2019 9:26am

Karaoke Kings & Queens!

Karaoke Kings & Queens!

It can be a little bit like Marmite as you either love it or hate it, but a lot of our residents absolutely love it!
This is Karaoke, where residents recently gathered round the disco station, blasted out hits from ABBA, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Grease and others for a very loud karaoke session that w...

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Monday 21st January 2019 12:29pm

A Trip Out For A Treat!

A Trip Out For A Treat!

Although the festive period has finished, this does not mean our activities programme takes a break! Activities Officer Jackie recently took two residents out for a treat of their choice.

This trip included a little shopping and was topped off with a meal at McDonald's. Cheeseburgers, fries...

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Monday 21st January 2019 12:06pm

Gerald's Incredible Artwork!

Gerald's Incredible Artwork!

We have a very artistic group of residents and tailor our activities programme to promote the things that they enjoy.

Recently one of our residents had a very enjoyable time in the activities room expressing his artistic talents and carefully completing a rather good colouring picture.

We thou...

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Friday 18th January 2019 11:55am